Summary Of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

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In his second inaugural address Abraham Lincoln promised, “to care for him who shall have born the battle and for his widow and his orphan”. I think this is a very important promise to keep. If a man or a woman is willing to die so that we can live the best possible life, I feel that we owe it to them to take care of their loved ones. A life given for us should be honored. First off, lets get it out of the way and talk money. A family’s income has most likely been cut in half now. We can’t allow the family of a person willing to die for us to struggle along. Not only are they mourning, but they have sacrificed for this country too. They have lost a father, a mother, for our liberty. Decency should force our hands here. They should be given money each month to help them along. We should make sure they have a place to live, clothes to…show more content…
Their sacrifice shouldn’t go unnoticed. They might not have gone to war, but they lost something just the same. Their family and lives will never be the same. We could tell their stories with the soldiers. If you click on a soldier, you could then click on their family to hear their stories. I think its crucial that we remember peoples’ stories because I believe in the quote, “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it”. I think things written from the actual family and friends of soldiers would evoke even more of the reality and sympathy from readers. People could see how war reaches people in a ripple effect. Lastly, the veterans who are alive should be helped too. They shouldn’t be homeless and hungry, we should take care of them. They should be given therapy if they need it, a job, an education. If they are helping us stay free, we should help them live well. In conclusion, I think soldiers’ and their families’ stories should be told and they should be helped if they’re struggling. I know we already do try to help them, but we could do
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